WASHINGTON, DC — Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to announce that Bishop José García will serve as the Interdenominational Worship Keynote Preacher for EAD’s 2015 national gathering on Sunday morning, April 19, 2015 at the DoubleTree Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.
Bishop García is the new Director of Church Relations for Bread for the World. He will be joined by The ELCA Glocal Musicians and various ecumenical liturgists in leading worship for the EAD’s 13th annual national gathering, April 17-20, 2015. The gathering is titled, “Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation.”
“Bread for the World is an active, engaged and valued sponsor of EAD,'” said Douglas Grace, Director of EAD. “We are thrilled to welcome Bishop García into our EAD family and his first national gathering, and we are looking forward in welcoming him to God’s pulpit!”
Bishop García will be preaching on EAD’s 2015 texts: Lam. 3:34-36 and Acts 16:16-40 while also addressing EAD’s theme description: “A world that incarcerates so many and allows some to profit from the exploitation of slave, trafficked and forced labor remains far from the ‘beloved community’ which we are all called to seek.”
Bishop García joined Bread for the World in August of 2014. He plays a key role in carrying out Bread’s Long-Term Plan and the newly-adopted Three-Year plan, emphasizing grounding our work in God’s love and becoming a more diverse organization.
Previously, he served for ten years as the Presiding Bishop for the Church of God of Prophecy in California. He was responsible for the organizational structure, implementation, and administration of the total ministries of the church. He has also served as Executive Director of the NHRPCH, a non-profit organization dealing with the numerous disparities in health, social and economic status faced by Hispanics in the US, and in local and national boards such as “La Red”, and NALEC, that advocate for immigration reform. Bishop García received a Master Degree in Public Health Education from the School of Public Health in Puerto Rico, and is pursuing a Master of Arts Degree from Gordon Conwell Seminary.